14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
32 hours and 30 minutes Monday to Friday
Contract type
Fixed term (Contract till July 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary
Pro rata rate approximately £13,920.00

Job summary

Dear Applicant,
Teaching Assistant Vacancy
Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. Oak Grove College is a Secondary School for students with a wide variety of Special Educational Needs. We are federated with Palatine Primary School, Herons Dale Primary School and Cornfield School forming the Thrive Federation.
We are currently recruiting for additional Teaching Assistants. Teaching Assistants form an important part of our staff team, working alongside other staff to support pupils with their learning.
We are looking for individuals with some of the following skills, knowledge and experience:
• able to employ a wide variety of communication strategies
• experienced in providing personal care
• experienced in supporting people with mental health issues
• experienced in supporting people with social and emotional barriers to learning
• able to engage and motivate students
• flexibility to work across the whole college as required
• excellent organisational skills
• able to use initiative and work effectively in a team

Prior experience with students with complex learning needs is preferred but not essential as a programme of support and training will be offered.
Hours: 32.5 hours per week 8.30am – 3.30pm; Term time only plus inset days
Salary: WSCC Grade 3 (£9.62 per hour) – temporary contract
Closing date: 10.am, Thursday 23rd September 2021
Interviews to be held: Thursday 30th September 2021

Please send your applications to recruitment@oakgrovecollege.org.uk
Oak Grove College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We require employees to undertake an enhanced DBS criminal record check. Please note we unable to accept CV’s alone we must have a completed application form

Yours sincerely,
Phillip Potter, Headteacher

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
260 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01903 708870

About Oak Grove College

Oak Grove College is a generic special school providing education for students with complex special educational needs and disabilities from 11 to 19 years old.

School location

The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JX

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